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BREAKING: Reps Adjourn Public Hearing On Ceding Of Waterways

12 months ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has adjourned the public hearing on the ceding of the nation’s waterways to some foreign companies till January 9, 2018. The hearing was adjourned after the proceedings which lasted for about 20 minutes on Thursday at the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The House Committee on Public...

BREAKING: PDP Loses Another Member To APC

12 months ago /
Politics 

Another member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Johnson Agbonayinma who represents Edo State, was a member of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction before the Supreme Court recognised the then Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction as the authentic...

BREAKING: Reps Shift Public Hearing On Suspended DG Of SEC

12 months ago /
Nation 

The public hearing on the conflict between the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the suspended Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission has been rescheduled for January 2018. This follows a notification by the Minister of Finance seeking permission to attend the Federal Executive Council meeting which continues today. The letter...

INNOSON Arrest: Senate Wades In, Probes EFCC Action

12 months ago /
Nation 

Senate has waded into alleged arrest of industrialist and business tycoon, Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman, INNOSON Motors by officials of Nigeria's anti- graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

BREAKING: Eni, Shell To Stand Trial In Italy Over Nigerian Bribery Scandal

12 months ago /
Nation 

Italian giant, Eni and fellow petroleum company,  Shell will stand trial in Italy over allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oil block in Nigeria. A judge in Milan ordered Eni, Shell and key figures such as Eni chief, Claudio Descalzi and his predecessor Paolo Scaroni...

BREAKING: Nigerian Governors Hold Emergency Meeting In Abuja

12 months ago /
Nation 

An emergency meeting of the Nigerian Governors Forum is currently ongoing at the State House in Abuja. Although details of the meeting are still unknown, sources, however, say it may not be unconnected with the controversy that has been generated by the governors’ approval of one billion dollars from the excess...

BREAKING: Senate Condemns 2018 Budget Proposal

12 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the Senate at the plenary today criticised the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. At the resumption of Legislative proceedings, Senators complained that 2018 budget is filled with inaccuracies, budget padding and inconsistencies. The Senate is maintaining that it cannot complete work on the...

BREAKING: PDP Reps Walk Out Of Plenary Over Member’s Defection

12 months ago /
Nation 

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have walked out of plenary over the defection of a member from Imo State to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Further Details Shortly…...

Another 387 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

1 year ago /
Nation 

Two new batches of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned back home. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the first batch of 245 returnees and the second batch of 142 others at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday night. The returnees arrived...

BREAKING: Federal High Court Judge, Ademola Retires

1 year ago /
Nation 

Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court has voluntarily retired. Earlier in the year, he was discharged and acquitted by an FCT High Court on charges of money laundering and abuse of office. This followed a raid on the homes of some judges by the Department Of State Services (DSS), which...

BREAKING: FEC Approves Establishment Of Six New Private Universities

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of six new private Universities in Nigeria. This is part of steps taken to enable National Universities Commission (NUC) ensure maximum supervision in order to maintain required standards. The decision was reached at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council held on Wednesday at...

BREAKING: Buhari Arrives Kano On Working Visit

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Kano State on a two-day working visit. The President arrived the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Wednesday morning to commence the working visit. He was received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and the Emir...

BREAKING: Court Orders Forfeiture Of Diezani’s Properties Worth $4.760million

1 year ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two penthouses valued at $4.760million and linked to the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered that the two properties: Penthouse 21 building 5, Block C, 11th floor (Bella Vista Estate) Banana Island, Ikoyi, and...

BREAKING: Senate Passes MTEF, Increases Oil Price Benchmark

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Senate has passed the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for 2018 to 2020. In passing the MTEF today, the Senate, however, increased the benchmark price of crude proposed by the Federal Government from 45 to 47 dollars per barrel. Also, the lawmakers approved 2.3 million barrels oil production per day, an...

BREAKING: Reps To Probe Suspension Of SEC DG By Adeosun

1 year ago /
Nation 

Niogeria's House of Representatives has resolved to probe the suspension of the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr Mounir Gwarzo. Gwarzo was earlier suspended by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Wednesday, November 9, over the allegation of financial impropriety and to allow for an unhindered investigation...

Ikpeazu Announces Gradual Withdrawal Of Soldiers From Abia Streets

1 year ago /
Nation 

Abia State Governor,  Okezie Ikpeazu,  says the gradual withdrawal of soldiers from the streets of Abia will commence tomorrow, Friday. The governor made the announcement on Tuesday during a media briefing on the security situation in the state. He said the security situation in the state in the past few days has...

BREAKING: Three Policemen Feared Dead After Clash With Suspected Herdsmen

1 year ago /
Nation 

At least three policemen are feared killed in Bolon in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, North East Nigeria. The incident occurred after a clash between suspected herdsmen and the security personnel sent to keep the peace in the area following recent clashes between the herdsmen and farmers. The Inspector General...

BREAKING: President Buhari Meets With Nigerian Governors’ Forum

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with the Nigerian Governors Forum in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The meeting, which is ongoing at the Presidential Villa, is being attended by most of the state governors across the country. Details to follow…...

BREAKING: Husband Killer, Yewande Oyediran, Bags Seven Years For Manslaughter

1 year ago /
Nation 

Female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who stabbed her husband, Adelowo, to death has been sentenced to seven years in jail for manslaughter. Oyediran a state counsel with the Department of Public Prosecution, Oyo State, was said to have stabbed her France-based husband on the neck during an argument. According to the charge sheet, “Yewande...

BREAKING: AC Milan Appoint Gattuso As Coach

1 year ago /
Sports  

Fallen Italian giants, AC Milan, have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella and named combative former player Gennaro Gattuso as their new boss, the Chinese-owned club said Monday. The seven-time European champions are lying seventh in Serie A after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday. “AC Milan announces the exemption of Vincenzo Montella...


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